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About Meelup Reserve Trail, Dunsborough
A walk along this trail will take you to isolated petite bays and coves through to the famous and popular bays and beaches that have facilities such as picnic areas, barbecues, showers and toilets.
The trail starts just off Hurford Street in Old Dunsborough where the Meelup Nature Reserve begins. The trail will take you past Curtis Bay, Castle Rock, Castle Bay, the famous picturesque Meelup Beach, Point Picquet and finishes at Eagle Bay.
Most of the beaches along this track are renowned swimming beaches and are particularly inviting with their calm turquoise water. Small reefs and rocky outcrops provide good snorkelling. On the trail there’s plenty of wildlife and wildflowers in spring. The track has numerous whale watching vantage points along the way and is a great spot to see whales from September to December.
Be trail ready for Meelup Reserve Trail, Dunsborough
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
7 km each way
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsTrail map (and other trails in the reserve) is available on the Meelup Regional Park website.
Trail map is included in the 'Cape to Cape' guidebook available from the visitor centre
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsSections of trail with steep cliffs and unpatrolled beaches. Beware of snakes in summer – December to February
FacilitiesWheelchair accessible from Meelup to next car park
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Water Access Points
Road or bus
Prohibited ItemsNo pets permitted
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